RANCHO VIEJO FLOODWAY
RANCHO VIEJO FLOODWAY. The Rancho Viejo Floodway, which protects the city of Brownsville from flooding, is divided into two branches in southern Cameron County. The eastern branch empties (at 25°58' N, 97°24' W) into San Martin Lake and various resacas, while the branch northwest of the city drains into the Rio Grande (at 25°59' N, 97°36' W). Rancho Viejo Floodway, east, is four miles north of the Brownsville Ship Channel in extreme southeastern Cameron County and is a mile long. The western branch is in extreme southwestern Cameron County about six miles northwest of Brownsville and is about three miles long. The local flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by deep to shallow, sandy to clayey loams that support scrub brush and cacti.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Rancho Viejo Floodway," accessed September 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rur01.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.